Healthy Food Made Easy Programme – Open for applications

Limerick Food Partnership is now taking applications from individuals and groups for the Healthy Food Made Easy (HFME).

The HFME programme offers a basic nutrition and cookery course that helps people switch to a healthier diet, plan meals on a budget and create easy to cook meals.  The course content is based on the most up-to-date healthy eating guidelines from the Department of Health in Ireland. It is a national programme rolled out in Limerick city and county through the Limerick Food Partnership, Healthy Limerick and the HSE.

This 6-week nutrition education programme is developed by community dietitians for use with adults (18 +) to promote healthy eating and to build simple cookery skills. There is group participation in the cookery/cook along session and participants are encouraged to try the recommended recipes out at home. A community dietitian visits the course on week 5/6 to provide an input and to answer any specific dietary questions.

Course Content includes:

Session 1– ‘Building a Food Pyramid’ (introducing healthy eating guidelines)
Session 2– ‘The Fibre Providers’ (Fibre in cereals, fruit & vegetables)
Session 3– ‘Focus on Fats’ (learning about the good & bad fats)
Session 4– ‘Food for Life’ (family eating, children’s diets)
Session 5– ‘Shop Smart’ (Shopping on a budget, food labelling)
Session 6– ‘The Road Ahead’ (planning long term changes in eating habits)

If you or your community group are interested in taking part in this training, please complete the relevant form below, and return to .  For inquiries, please contact Olivia O’Brien, 0874420995.

HFME Referral Form for Groups

HFME Referral Form for Individuals

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